Franchising the news or how to whitewash a whitewash By William Bowles

30 January 2004

In 2002 when I first returned to the UK after many years abroad and started my long period of readjustment to this malignant society, a major part of the process was getting a handle on the media here. I read many of the leading ‘papers, listened to the news and of course watched it on tv. I tried to immerse myself in the gallons of turgid prose that gurgled out of ‘news central’, for that’s what it is, a factory for the manufacturing of ‘news’ for passive consumption, designed it would appear for an audience with the attention span of a gnat.

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Information Clearing House Archive January 2004 Part 4

January 2004 — Information Clearing House

Index January 21-30 2004 Part 4
Date: 30 Jan 2004

271 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

Bush Declines to Back Call for Intel Probe:

President Bush said Friday “I want to know the facts” about any intelligence failures concerning Saddam Hussein’s alleged cache of forbidden weapons but he declined to endorse calls for an independent investigation.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040130/ap_on_re_us/iraq_weapons_investigation

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